Learning Stacked Stitches with the Fascination Wrap
With Xandy Peters
Mar 3, 1:30-4:30pm & Mar 4, 2:00-5:00pm
Start a stacked stitch project and learn this exciting technique in a way tailored to fit the mindset of a lace or stranded colorwork knitter.
In this class students will start a stacked stitch project and learn this exciting technique in a way tailored to fit the mindset of a lace or stranded colorwork knitter. Stacked stitches are a type of increase and decrease used to create vertical movement within a row and extreme, wavy stripes without stranding on the wrong side of the piece or the use of other traditional colorwork methods. After an introduction to the basic principles of this technique in class, we will cast on a scarf or swatch and discover how each row of stitches fits together to form a flat fabric. The first session is dedicated to the building blocks of the stacked stitch technique and swatching. Students will have a chance to choose their own color configuration and create a custom stripe order, there is time between the two sessions for shopping in the marketplace. In the second session, students will finish up their swatch and move on to a full sized project. We will learn how to move markers, keep track of stitch count, and to fix mistakes in a stack pattern. We will also learn to weave in ends at the end of each color stripe to save time during finishing.
*Worsted weight scrap yarn in multiple colors, and 3+ colors of fingering weight yarn for those who want to start the scarf project
*Circular needles with a flexible cord in a corresponding size to your yarn and a few adjacent sizes (metal or plastic needles are strongly recommended)
*Optional materials: scratch paper, highlighter tape, and a digital row counter. Patterns are provided by instructor.